Britain's William Hague announced his surprise resignation as foreign secretary, as Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron overhauled his government to set the battle-lines for elections next year.
Senegal's president sacked Prime Minister Aminata Toure, who has only been in power since September, less than a week after her ruling party was beaten in local elections.
After two failed attempts to appoint a new prime minister, South Korean President Park Geun-Hye announced Thursday her "agonised" decision to retain the incumbent who resigned over April's ferry disaster.
The leader of Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia, Alexander Ankvab, said on Sunday he was resigning following days of political upheaval on Russia's southern flank.
Security forces fired warning shots as protesters in Bangui demanded the resignation of the interim government and the removal of foreign troops from Central African Republic on Friday, a military source said.
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Thursday named a former Supreme Court judge as her new prime minister, as the fallout from last month's ferry disaster casts a long shadow over upcoming local elections.
A leading Australian politician resigned Wednesday after admitting to a "massive memory fail" when he told a corruption inquiry he never received a bottle of wine worth Aus$3,000 (US$2,780).
President Barack Obama's Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning, paying the price for the chaotic initial rollout of his signature health care law, officials said.
The British minister overseeing future regulation of the press, Maria Miller, has quit her cabinet post following a row over expenses, Downing Street announced on Wednesday.
A senior Japanese politician has announced he is resigning as his party's leader, despite insisting that he spent an undeclared $8 million loan not on politics but on personal items -- including an ornamental rake.
Kazakhstani political scientist Yerlan Karin offered an explanation of the situation as well as elaborated on the possible changes that will occur in the Cabinet with the arrival of the new leader.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has signed the decree appoinment Karim Massimov the new Prime-Minister of Kazakhstan.
Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan has offered Karim Massimov as the new Prime-Minister of Kazakhstan hour after the Kazakhstan Government and Prime-Minster Serik Akhmetov resigned.
The founder of Russia's top social network VKontakte, Pavel Durov, on Wednesday said he has resigned as chief executive in a bitter conflict with a major shareholder, a dramatic announcement some initially saw as an April Fool's joke.
Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta will resign on Friday in a lightning political crisis and his 39-year-old leftist challenger Matteo Renzi is poised to win the nomination to replace him.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov resigned in a bid to ease Ukraine's deadly two-month crisis as lawmakers began an extraordinary session aimed at adopting crucial reforms.
Italy's Agriculture Minister resigned amid allegations of abuse of power over the appointment of staff in the public healthcare system.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan replaced nearly half his cabinet in a dramatic reshuffle after a spreading graft scandal forced the resignation of three top ministers.
Turkey's economy and interior ministers, ensnared in a vast corruption scandal that has roiled the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, resigned.
Uruguay's economy minister has resigned as he faces a probe over the 2012 collapse of national airline Pluna -- a scandal that has tainted President Jose Mujica's administration.